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it's 47 in san francisco, 41 in san jose. we do have fog, visibility being reduced and nevada and oakland. so watch out for that as we go through the morning. by 10:00 or 11:00, these numbers start to improve. 68 degrees in santa cruz, 70 in gi gilroy for the afternoon, a slight chance for showers next week, more in the forecast coming up. new this morning, a
7-year-old kidnapped at gun point is now safe, the suspect behind bars. take a look at live pictures outside of the house on humming bird drive. police say david allen douglas was arrested on marina place, about a block away from the police department with the missing girl, natalie. they say this woman alerted officers by honking her horn after she spotted douglas acting suspiciously in the back seat of the car. >> we got a phone call from my other sister, there's a missing little girl and she told us what kind of car it was. i was like, wait, we're sitting right next to a gold toyota. i'm about to get out and look and see if this is the little girl. >> happy we found it anywhere and the girl was returned safely to her family. >> police suspect natalie's mother was being followed from
walmart by douglas. when she got home the perpetrator scooped up natalie and dragged her into his car. there was another kidnapping attempt in that parking lot on thursday and they believe douglas was involved in that kidnapping attempt as as well. >> police rushed to a home on cape horn drive just after 3:00. when officers arrived, they noticed a man wielding a knife. they ordered the man to drop the weapon and he refused. police say that's what he made a move towards them, forcing one man to fire his weapon. >> it's not common, it's weird, it's uncomfortable. i've always felt safe in this neighborhood. so when i drove home this afternoon to see suv police and sedans, i knew something was wrong. >> the aggressor was shot at least one time and remains in the hospital recovering from
nonlife threatening injuries. no officers were hurt. san jose police say the female officer who shot the man has been placed on administrative leave. >> the flu has turned deadly killing a 41-year-old woman. she died from the h1n1 strain on december 23rd. if you haven't done sooañ÷ alre get a flu shot. this year's vaccine does protect you against the h1n1, also known as the swine flu. >> most of the flu that we're seeing this year so far is h1n1. if you'll remember, that's what we saw in the pandemic in 2009, it's the pandemic strain of h1n1. what's unusual about it is that even young, healthy adults can get quite sick and even land in a hospital from h1n1. >> now is the time to be vigilant. the worst of the flu season may still be ahead. february is typically the peak.
last month's death was in santa clara county, which also has six other h1n1 cases. marin county reports ten cases and in contra costa there are at least six cases. health officials stress those numbers are normal. >> yesterday a superior court judge removed jahi could be removed from oakland hospital in her current condition as long as jahi's mother is willing to assume full responsibility. sheep has been declared brain dead by both hospital physicians and independent doctors after complications following tonsil surgery. >> if i feel my child was suffering in any type of way, i would not keep her on that machine. i love her that much since i would let her go. but since i see improvements every day, i will fight for jahi every day. until my heart stops or her
heart stops, i will always fight for jahi, until she's ready to go her own self. >> the family attorney will not say when she will be moved or where she's going for that matter. but they are confident that the will move happen before next tuesday. >> following up on a story we first brought you this week, investigators in santa rosa say they know the cause of a fire at that tarnished a memorial for 13-year-old andy lopez. the source -- a candle placed at the base of a wooden altar. as you'll recall, a sonoma county sheriff's deputy shot and killed him when he was carrying a toy shotgun mistaken for a real gun. >> loved ones are calling in
resources, brings in pilots and ground searchers to comb the rural mountains for darrell smith and four of his family members. they were flying from oregon to montana when smith reported engine trouble over central idaho. a four-day aerial search is planned for january the 10th. they hope the search will at the very least bring some closure. >> illegal street racing might be revving up in the south bay but so is police presence. this youtube videos shows hundreds cheering on cars in a shopping center in fremont. residents say this gathering honoring the late paul walker was out of control. fremont police say the event soon escalated into street racing. mrs. want to deter that kind of activity by having officers work overtime. many hope this crackdown keeps troublemakers away so the friday
night gatherings can continue. >> we want to keep doing this. >> fremont police want to remind people if you are arrested for street racing, your car can be impounded for 30 days. if convicted, heavy fines and even jail time. >> what is the point of having a team in the playoffs if you can't have some skin in the game. the sweet wagers between the mayors of green bay and san francisco. plus they promise the fountain of youth that don't deliver. the federal crackdown on products that claim to keep you young and thin. [ mom ] hi, we're the pearsons, and we love chex cereal.
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they're planning to tighten up loose and misleading ads for weight loss substances, dietary substances, food additives and sk skin creams. regulators say they plan to announce details of their crackdown on tuesday. >> one. world's most popular and legendary breakfast cereals is prepared to change with the times. cheerios is removing all genetically modified ingredients. the 73-year-old breakfast cereal is highest profile to make that change. not all flavors will make the
change, just the original box. >> walmart is recalling more than 74,000 sets under of mainstays branding that can cut off your fingers. they were sold in store and online last year for about $50. walmart says customers should immediately stop using that set and return it to their nearest store for a full refund. >> it's been affectionately referred to as the super bowl for geeks. it's 2014 international consumer electronics show officially kicks off tomorrow in las vegas and runs through next friday. that i am showcase everything else from appliances that can be started up while you're out doing errands to driverless and solar powered cars, wearable tech gear and much, much more. we'll have complete coverage for you beginning on monday night. >> well, they're temporary but likely here to stay. text messages that get to your
friend's mobile device and then disappear. today we take a look at the new way to communicate. >> instagram just became the latest content sharing service to let you send private photos and messages directly to your friends. instagram is part of facebook. that means more than a billion people can communicate with their mobile devices privately. you probably already know about snapcat and maybe frankly, all ways to reach out for a limited time. >> that i think sort of different from what was happening in social media. especially the way younger people are using social media where they are broadcasting everything. that's not such a good idea and these are the types of things being born from that. >> take frankly, a 20-person startup that let's you tasend
messages and photos that will self-destruct in 20 seconds. >> they've been living in instagram, twitter where you broadcast out and it's out there all the time and you're losing that sense of self. >> however you do it, there are new ways to communicate, one temporary message at a time. scott budman, "today in the bay." >> much more still to come on "today in the bay." coming up, a begrudging multi-millionaire? california's latest lottery winner finally claims his prize but it took him more than two weeks to realize he had hit the $300 million jackpot. why would that be? >> no idea. we have clear skies, high clouds going by. we'll tell you wa you can expect later this afternoon and if any rain is in that seven-day forecast. a look at that when we come right back. yeah but i practiced my bassoon.
7:16 on your saturday morning. a look at alcatraz on a day that's supposed to reach the 60s. guess where it's not going to be the 60s. the 49ers arrived in wisconsin last night. it's scheduled to be 10 degrees below zero. in green bay volunteers were busy preparing lambeau field for sunday's playoff by shoveling snow and spreading salt and sand. officials say they will give each fan two free coffees and two free cocoas beforev"át game.
>> mayor ed lee may a little bit of a bet with green bay's mayor james schmidt. the losing mayor will visit and read to the kids of the hometown of the winning team. the loser will also send local desserts to the winner. in lee's case, he would seasoned giardelli chocolates. does ed lee really want to go to wisconsin in 10 degree temperatures? >> 10 degrees, quite cold outside. if you just look at the thermometer outside, as we head toward the third and fourth quarter of the game, minus 10 outside but that's only one half of the story. what we'll also see as the game goes on will be the winds increasing. when you factor in the air temperature plusö the wind spee, now you're talking the feels
like temperature on your skin dropping anywhere from 15 to 20 degrees below zero. if you're not an elite athlete, an average person outside, you could get frostbite between 15 minutes and 30 minutes. if it gets minus 30 for wind chills that, would set it into the top three coldest nfl playoff games of all time. we'll hope not for any overtime and a 49ers win on schedule at the end of the fourth quarter. patchy fog in the peninsula around palo alto, sunshine in san jose right now but a chilly start to the morning. not much wind out there right now. that's going to change this afternoon as the winds pick up, we will see dry conditions in our hill tops and hopefully that will push some of the smoke out of south bay, which is another reason we have another spare the air day. napa, the mid 30s in movado, 41
in san jose and there's some of that thick fog. down to the south around oakland and san mateo on the coast. between now and 10:00, we'll probably hang on to the patchy fog until the winds pick up as we head through the afternoons. air quality forecast at least for today another spare the air day. smoke mainly up in the south bay and then as the winds pick up, we hope the skies clear a little bit more as we wrap up the weekend. on the seven-day forecast, we have some changes ahead. the temperatures starting to warm on up. gilroy close to 70. reno and lake tahoe in the mid to upper 40s. breezy during the afternoon but notice on the seven-day forecast, starting to see a few changes there. for one thing, we'll see cooling temperatures coming in as we head through monday and tuesday. at this point, doesn't look like
a chance of any rain. 65 in san jose, around the peninsula mid 60s, san francisco in the low to mid 60s, as you get down towards palo alto, it lab little warmer. once the wends pick up out of the north, we loses low clouds. and also the tri-valley looking pretty good today, highs in the upper 60s to near 70. the numbers staying quite comfortable for this weekend. it is a real shame we could not have hosted the playoff game at candlestick to enjoy some of these forecasts. >> and yet, rob, they're still going to be wearing t-shirts or short sleeves, which blows your mind. >> mystery solved. somebody has finally come forward with december's mega millions winning ticket. it was purchase, as you know, in san jose. the gentleman's name is steve
chan. he is now $324 million richer, at least before taxes. >> reporter: more than two weeks ago steve tran did the same thing he's customers are doing today, walked into jenny's gift shop in san jose and bought several tickets for the mega millions jackpot. the difference is tran went off on vacation for two weeks and had no idea the numbers on these tickets would chang his life forever. others grew hopeful as 16 days passed and the winner had still not surfaced. >> i kept digging around my house and wondering if i had the ticket hidden around but misplaced. >> tran said he woke in the middle of the night remembering he had bought five tickets at the winning store in san jose. he finally turned in the winning ticket to the lottery office in san francisco. >> lucky he didn't throw it out. >> the owner said he doesn't
know tran, neither does ni tran, who shares the same last name as the winner. the delivery driver will share the $648 million jackpot with another woman. he told lottery officials he not coming in to work today, tomorrow or forever. monday his plans, another vacation, only now the sky is the limit. >> lucky he found out. much more ahead on "today in the bay" coming up. >> one thing i've learned over time is it doesn't hurt to ask. what's the worse someone's going to say is no. >> one man is going to great lengths to save a giant tree in danger of dying. e reason it's so special, it's this morning's "bay area proud." ♪ in touch with the ground
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here four years ago, he wasn't surprised to learn this giant sequoia, like most others in the region, wasn't doing so well. >> it's doing okay but it does have a disease and everybody knew it. >> but this was not just any other tree. it was planted by famed naturalist john mure in the 1880s. in this 1885 photograph, you see the tree protected by a wooden cage planted in a prominent spot on the property for all to see. >> he planted it at the intersection of two farm roads. >> keith realized the only way to save this tree is to clone it. but that's entirely difficult. there may be only one person in the world that could do it.
good thing, though, dave millarh agreed to try. he told us via skype he'd jump at the chance to try on a tree that mure himself had planted. >> john mure walked thousands of miles and planted trees. >> so much like he does with other park trees, keith climbed the sequoia with a saw and a plan of pruning shears. except in cutting away the dead parts, he sought out the newest growth, clipped it and sent it overnight to michigan. there it was treated not just with tlc but with hormones to
country, the warmest temperatures in the country now in california. fog around palo alto this morning and around oakland, temperatures now mainly 30s and 40s, 33 in napa and about 41 in oakland, 47 in san francisco. you see san jose at 41 degrees. patchy fog the main concern. on the coast some low clouds for now. as winds turn offshore, we'll see clear skies and warming temperatures close to 70 in santa cruz, highs in the mid to upper 40s, yosemite 55 degrees. some places around the bay area could get close to 70 degrees. we'll show you that in the full forecast coming up soon. >> a 7-year-old kidnapped at his
own house last night is now home safe. humming bird drive is where natalie's ordeal transpired in the last 12 hours. this man was arrested about a block away from the police department with the missing girl, natalie. this woman alerted officers by honking her horn after she spotted douglas acting suspiciously in the back seat of a car. >> we got a phone call from our other sisters staying there was a missing little girl, this, that and the other. she tells us what kind of car it was. i'm like, wait, we're sitting right next to a gold toyota. i'm about to get out and look and see if this is the little girl. >> happy we found it anywhere and the girl is returned safety to her family. >> police suspect natalie's mother was being followed by douglas from the walmart on lone
tree road. when she got into her home, douglas scooped up natalie and drag her to the car. >> what started off as an argument between two men at a san jose home yesterday quickly escalated to a shooting, sending one to the hospital. when officer arrived, they noticed one man was wielding a knife and ordered the man to drop the weapon. he subsequently refused. police say that's when he made a move towards them, causing one officer to fire her gun. neighbors are not accustomed to. >> i always felt safe in the neighborhood. when i drove home this afternoon to see suv police and sedans, i knew something was wrong. >> the aggressor, who engaged police, was shot at least one time and he remains in the
hospital recovering from nonlife threatening injuries. no officers were hurt. the san jose police department said the female officer who shot the man has been placed on administrative leave. >> the flu has turned deadly, killing a 41-year-old woman from santa clara county. she died from the h1n1 strain on december the 23rd. the news just announced last night has a clear message attached to it from bay area health officials. if you have not done so already, get a flu shot. this year's vaccine does protect you from the h1n1, also known as the swine flu. >> most of the flu we're seeing this year so far is h1n1. if you remember, that's what we saw in the pandemic in 2009, the pandemic strain of h1n1. what's unusual about it is even young, healthy adults can get quite sick and even land in the hospital from h1n1. >> don't make the mistake of thinking you're invincible. the worst of the flu season may
still be ahead, too. february is typically the peak. last month's death was in santa clara county, which also has six other h1n1 cases, marin county reports 10 cases and in contra costa county, at least 6 cases. health officials stress those numbers are normal for the season. >> an agreement forged in the ongoing battle regarding 13-year-old jahi mcmath. yesterday a superior court judge ruled jahi could be removed from the oakland children's hospital in her current condition as long as jahi's mother is willing to assume full responsibility. jahi has been declared brain dead by doctors at the hospital and independent physicians. >> if jahi was dead, i would love her that much, i would let her go. but since i see improvements every day, i will fight for jahi
every day until my heart stops and her heart stops. i will always fight for jahi, until she's ready to go for her own self. >> they will not say when she will be moved but they say the transfer will happen before next tuesday, the deadline for the court. >> we have new details involving the car crash that killed actor paul walker. the porsche carrying the "fast & furious" actor was driving more than 100 miles an hour when it crashed. they found no mechanical problems with the car and ruled out problems with the roadway. they say no alcohol or drugs were detected. >> actor brad pitt said he will make it right after the homes he
provided are rotting out. the wood puced for the decused steps is rotting because of moisture. pitt says they'll work quickly to replace the wood. >> they say it's a piece of san hope say history and want to save the old century movie theater. it's the oldest of the cluster of space age era buildings on central boulevard. the move to save at least one building has gained momentum with nearly 4,000 signatures on an online petition. next thursday the historic landmarks commission will meet to consider the future of the domed theater. >> i believe the landmark commission will be favorable toward landmarking it. but that's just the beginning of the process. there will be a public hearing
and an opportunity for the city council to discuss and make a final decision on it. >> and activists hope it will continue to be used as a movie theater. >> next we'll hear from the 49ers about tomorrow's playoff bout against the green bay packers. and we'll show you how golden state was able to keep their winning streak in tact. oh wow. you look incredible! right?! is this the bacon and cheese diet? this is the creamy chicken corn chowder. i mean, look at it. so indulgent. this is so much more... what's different? oh, it's my chicken and cheese enchilada diet. well keep it up, honey. it's working. oh, gracias! did i tell you i am on the... [ both ] chicken pot pie diet!
deficit to 2 points. it is andre iguodala who sticks that 3 from the elbow. bam! wins the game. golden state captures their eighth victory in a row, 101-100. here is the hero of the game. >> i made the shot and then after the game i asked like, yo, what was the game, it was like the san antonio game, i was thinking about it when i was running and i was like i was thinking about it, too, but we hadn't spoken about it. we're coming together, seeing the same things, at the same time. >> some clutch shooting for a glue guy like iguodala. >> regardless of temperature, the 49ers are going to have to stop the 49ers.
here's mindy bach with more. >> reporter: the 49s are admit over the last two games of the regular season, their pass defense and pass rush in particular were not as strong as they wanted them to be. >> i think we're facing different looks than we were expecting the last couple of weeks. it is what it is. we need to step up, get more pressure, play better individually. >> they're going to get some yards, you know. now, if it's just a normal game, equal reason and pass and they're getting a bunch of yards, then that is a real problem. usually when you give up a lot of yards in those types of games, it comes from giving up big plays and you can't give up the big play. >> key for the 49ers, slowing rogers and the packers' pass ago tack -- passing attack is
tackling. they cannot afford to miss tackles, particularly in the open field and need to wrap up when they can instead of going for the big hit. >> of course a rematch of last year's playoff. much more ahead on "today in the bay." we will introduce you to a couple of athletes with olympic aspirations. >> and a nice start to the morning across san francisco. you see the sun out there and notice the flag there. we got a little bit of an offshore breeze starting to pick up this morning that hints at what we're going to see later on this afternoon, we'll have the full look at your forecast when we come right back. [ mom ] hi, we're the pearsons, and we love chex cereal.
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we have the sunshine on the upper half of the transamerica building. you also see that layer of smoke out there and cool aer air trapd below. once again today we have another spare the air day with the highest smoke pollution problems in the south bay around san jose. chilly companies in the north bay, temperatures in the low 30s. the wind not strong enough to mix that smoke and it away from the bay area. not much wind right now but i think by 3:00 and 4:00 today you're going to see the north winds picking up 10 to 20 miles per hour. we could see gusts in the hills approaching 35 miles per hour by this evening. still cold in the north bay, light wind, patchy fog. you see oakland 41 degrees, 47 in san francisco and 41 in san jose. the fog still a little bit of an issue, especially if you're
traveling down the coast. you can see some patches of fog getting into the north bay up towards santa rosa. skies will clear as we're seeing in san jose and down toward santa cruz. highs getting very close to 70 fr degrees today and tomorrow. patterns on a rorl coaster ride, the arctic vortex of polar air dropping down east of the rockies. this is a pattern that's been locked in place. unfortunately in terms of rainfall, doesn't look like we're going to see it. the jet stream marching off to the north, so any chances of showers staying up around seattle and portland. by the time these systems get into the bay area, not seeing a whole lot coming our way. mild temperatures are going to continue as we go through the
weekend. morgan hill getting close to 70 a little bit later on today and you see san francisco looking pretty good, mid 60s for today and into the north bay getting close to 70 around sonoma and santa rosa this afternoon, mid 60s for sauce -- sausilito. in green by, you're at minus 10 by the fourth quarter. factor in the wind speed, not so good. wind speeds factored into temperature looks like minus 20. sam, back to you. >> did i hear you correctly? a delta of 80 degrees.
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an hour, the speed of bob sledding is fast. >> i have the holy crap feel because you never know what to expect when you go down. >> up until a couple of years ago, the only track they set their feet on was a running one. but after they both had successful college careers in track and field, they're now pushing bob sleds down icy tracks in hopes of competing in sochi. >> every time you step on the line on race day, i've never felt this good, the adrenaline rush of a 4, 5-second push on a 40, 50-second run. >> anything can happen between now and the start of the olympic games. >> making the national team, there's 11 push athletes and
three pilots and we have to qualify with three sleds. >> this san jose native didn't make the initial cut of the u.s. bob sled team but continues to train with them in case she gets a last-minute callup. >> right now there's amazing talent on this team. >> both of her parents died within six months of each other, just months after she graduated from high school. >> it's the hardest experience i've ever had in my life. to start college, a whole new thing, without my parents. i had to find the strength like within myself. >> she uses her parents as inspiration to keep pushing herself, even on the most difficult days. one man has been a steady source of strength for both athletes.
the high school track coach. >> i'm not a bob sled coach but the principles are similar to track. >> he coached them both in high school but was the first to admit he knew nothing about the sport. >> the first thing i thought about was the jamaican bob sled team and how cold it was going to be. >> cold, yes. but both are fierce competitors, willing to heat things up when it counts. >> it's all worth it when you get to racing with the red, white and blue comes across the screen as first. >> that was janel wang reporting. nbc bay area will be your home for sochi 2014. >> much more still to come on "today in the bay." next bryce, she's a hound dog
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you're watching "today in the bay." this morning as we do every saturday morning, special guests joining us from pets in need. lisa simmons joins us with bryce. what kind of dog is bryce. >> as she's gotten a little bit old older, the hound dog she has the most mix of is the dachshund. her brother didn't look quite as dachsy as she does. she'll be about 30, 35 pounds. she's only about three months old. >> how much does she weigh now? >> right now she's at about 14
pounds. >> so roughly 40 pounds -- >> probably 30, 35. she'll be a nice kind of medium-sized dog. >> what kind of demeanor and what kind of family would be ideal for a dachshund mix? >> well, dachshunds, including hounds are great with people, they're great kid dogs, she was great with other dogs in the shelter and met a cat or two and did fine. >> so it easy interaction with other dogs? >> exactly. she's a little shy right now. >> all things considered, she seems pretty comfortable in the
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